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I had 2 left over quarts of colonized wbs that wasn't ready when I did my last tub. So i have them going now spawn to coir ruffly 1:2 ratio with some gypsum. I spawned roughly 14 days ago dont really remember but seems about right. Day 1 and day 2 pics are actually day 15 and 16. But I'm counting from when knots appeared. Day 1 Day 2 Pins start to appear
So my seed bags are trucking along nicely and I've got a question about the bulk substrate I'll be colonizing with them. I plan to use Mush Zombies Tek, slightly modified to fit a 66qt container with different dimensions, as my starting point. I've seen around here and several other places that many people recommend adding a small amount of gypsum to the bulk substrate to help improve multiple flushes. My question is: would adding gypsum to the recipe in that tek (summarized below) be beneficial or does the Hydrated Lime included in the recipe suffice? As I understand it they do two completely different things, with the lime balancing Ph against the CMC for a proper growing environment. I'm not 100% sure what function the gypsum plays other than Ph adjustment and don't want to throw things off too much. If I should add gypsum, how much would be appropriate? Any help would be appreciated! The recipie used in the tek: 1/2 brick of Coco Coir (presumably around 350 grams) 6 qts COARSE grade vermiculite 4 qts cmc (I'll be using Black Kow brand as I can get the good stuff in my area) 2 TSP Hydrated/Pickling lime 8 cups of water. Current Progress : Inoculation: Day 1 Spawning: Day 1 Spawning: Day 5